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Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on height and weight percentiles, with 16 year olds nearing the suggested adult pressures (less than 120/80). For a full chart based on height and weight check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

What is considered high blood pressure in teens?

Teen BP: Among adults, there are clear numerical guidelines for diagnosis, but this is not true for teenagers. This is mostly because teenagers do not have the same risks (such as a heart attack) as adults. As with adults, adolescents with BP levels greater than or equal to 120/80 mmHg should be considered prehypertensive. “Hypertension is defined as average SBP and/or DBP that is greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for sex, age, and height on three or more occasions” “Prehypertension in children is defined as average SBP or DBP levels that are greater than or equal to the 90th percentile, but less than the 95th percentile” ...Read more

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Are you supposed to spread your high blood pressure meds throughout the day so not to lower the pressure too much at one time?

As prescribed: The best way to take your BP meds is as the doctor who prescribed them said to. It is helpful if all your BP meds are prescribed by the same doctor, to avoid serious problems. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is lower when i sit down on a chair as supposed to sitting on the bed is there any explanation for this?

My blood pressure is lower when i sit down on a chair as supposed to sitting on the bed is there any explanation for this?

No, not if...: No. The pressures should be about the same, if the person is sitting in the same relaxed position, at the same time of day, doing the same activities, and feeling the same emotionally. There should not be a difference regardless of whether the person is sitting on a chair or a bed. ...Read more

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Could doing a lot of cardio lower blood pressure too much?

Could doing a lot of cardio lower blood pressure too much?

Got water?: If you exercise vigorously (with expected sweating) and don't replace your fluids by drinking, your BP surely can become too low. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Is vision connected to blood pressure -- i.E. If i lower my blood pressure, might my vision improve ?

Not usually, unless: Your vision is only affected by extremely high blood pressure, when the effects of high BP affect the retinal vasculature ;/or optic nerve (malignant hypertension). Furthermore retinal blood vessels can be blocked causing loss of vision. Too low of BP usually causes people to feel faint ; pass out. Too low of BP has been thought to contribute to worsening of optic nerve blood flow. Goal bp: 115/70. ...Read more

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How much mushrooms help lower high blood pressure?

How much mushrooms help lower high blood pressure?

???: I have never heard of mushrooms lowering blood pressures by themselves. Maybe as part of a low salt diet and increased physical activity. Please refer to the american heart association website for more non-medication ways to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more